Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, now with CBS and WFAN and Westwood One and probably a few other media outlets I’m missing, brought the heat like one of his Southpaw fireballs during a Monday appearance on PFT Live.
As to the issue of the criticism that Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has experienced after leaving the game in the second quarter and not returning, Boomer was blunt.
Among other things, Boomer questioned criticism from guys like Deion Sanders.
“I have a real problem with that,” Esiason said. “Deion was a guy that did not like to mix it up, did not like to make tackles. And has basically told other defensive backs, ‘Listen, you don’t get paid to make tackles, you get paid to break up passes.'”
Boomer also pointed to the disconnect between concerns regarding player health and criticism of a player who is being told by his medical staff not to play.
“You can’t have it both ways,” Boomer said.